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June 2019 Foundation e-learning programme update

Posted on: June 14th, 2019 by Alex Drinkall No Comments

The Foundation e-learning programme has been developed by the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges in partnership with Health Education England e-Learning for Healthcare (HEE e-LfH) and is approved by UKFPO.

Do you need to complete parts of the curriculum on your e-portfolio which you do not cover in day-to-day practice? If so try some of our free e-learning mapped directly to the Foundation Professional Capabilities (Training Outcomes) in the 2016 Foundation Curriculum.

The e-LfH sessions in the Foundation e-Learning Programme –

Professional capability: 9

Recognises, assesses and initiates management of the acutely ill patient; describes how to assess and manage the treatment of the acutely unwell and recognise your level of competence as a Foundation doctor. The assessment and management of a patient’s fluid status, the presentation and management of sepsis and arterial blood gas sampling and interpretation are discussed. Managing patients with a reduced level of consciousness or acute pain is covered, as well as how to deal with a patient who self-harms.

The e-LfH sessions in the Foundation e-Learning Programme –

Professional capability: 10

Recognises, Assesses and manages patients with long term conditions; describes the impact of long-term conditions and how to manage them both in the healthcare setting and after discharge.

Sessions

  • Senior Advice: When to Stop for Help
  • Assessment and Initial Management
  • Re-evaluation and Monitoring
  • Managing Low Urine Output
  • NICE IV Fluid – Assessment
  • NICE IV Fluid – Principles and Five Rs
  • NICE IV Fluid – Properties
  • NICE IV Fluid – More Complex Scenarios
  • NICE IV Fluid – When It Goes Wrong
  • Managing Sepsis
  • Arterial Blood Gas Sampling and Interpretation
  • Patient with a Reduced Level of Consciousness
  • Pain Management
  • Oxygen Therapy
  • Self-harm Assessment
  • Managing Self Harm
  • Impact of Short-term and Long-Term Physical Problems on Daily Living
  • Ward and Therapy Services
  • Assessment of Ability to Self-care after Discharge
  • Ward and Social Services
  • Nutrition and Health
  • Nutritional Assessment
  • Options for Nutritional Care
  • Family Dynamics Affecting Discharge
  • Management of Long-term Disease in the Community.

To access the e-learning on the e-LfH Hub use your login supplied by e-LfH at the beginning of your foundation training: https://www.e-lfh.org.uk/programmes/foundation-programme/.

HEE e-LfH - 2018 in numbers

Posted on: March 20th, 2019 by Alex Drinkall No Comments

2018 was HEE e-LfH’s biggest year to date.

This infographic shows the impressive numbers in terms of number of registered users, new programmes launched, number of e-learning sessions launched.

e-LfH infographic March 2019

Managing frequent A&E attenders e-learning now live

Posted on: January 14th, 2019 by Alex Drinkall No Comments

HEE e-Learning for Healthcare has worked with the Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust, the Royal College of Psychiatrists and Royal College of General Practitioners to produce a resource on managing frequent A&E attenders.

The bite-sized course takes around 20 minutes to complete and will equip learners with the knowledge to apply reflective practice in their day-to-day work with patients. It seeks to empower A&E staff to focus on what they do best; treating patients and saving lives.

For more information about the programme, including details on how to access, visit: https://www.e-lfh.org.uk/programmes/managing-frequent-attenders/.

Foundation e-learning programme - January 2019 update

Posted on: January 11th, 2019 by Alex Drinkall No Comments

Professional Capability: 1 Acts professionally and Professional Capability: 2 Delivers patient centred care and maintains trust.

Developed by the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges in partnership with Health Education England e-Learning for Healthcare (HEE e-LfH) and approved by UKFPO – Foundation is a free e-learning programme for Foundation doctors.

Do you need to complete parts of the curriculum on your e-portfolio which you do not cover in day-to-day practice? If so, try some of our free e-learning mapped directly to the Foundation Professional Capabilities (Training Outcomes) in the 2016 Foundation Curriculum.

The e-learning sessions in these Professional Capabilities explore the relationship between doctors and their patients and how to deliver effective patient centered care.

‘Handling Complaints’ provides essential information about common factors leading to complaints, how to minimise these, the procedures involved and what your responsibilities are as a foundation doctor.

The Mental Capacity Act (MCA) protects the right of vulnerable people and this group of sessions cover topics such as assessing capacity, consent, patient autonomy and safeguarding. You will also consider the multidisciplinary team (MDT) approach to healthcare in the hospital and patient support after discharge.

Sessions:

  • Handling Complaints
  • Mental Capacity
  • Mental Capacity Assessment
  • Use of Restraint
  • Capacity and Difficult Consent
  • Patient Autonomy and Related Ethics
  • Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults
  • Confidentiality and Privacy
  • Keeping the Patient at the Centre of Care
  • Seeing the Whole Picture
  • Family Dynamics Affecting Discharge.

You can sign in to the e-Learning with your login supplied by e-LfH at the beginning of your foundation training: https://www.e-lfh.org.uk/programmes/foundation-programme/.

TEL News September 2018

Posted on: October 3rd, 2018 by Alex Drinkall No Comments

This month’s edition includes an update on the Learning Solution and a round-up of recent conferences. There is also news of our paramedic programme being shortlisted for an award and details of programmes relating to Literature Searching and Veterans’ Health.

Select the following link to access our full publication of TEL News.

Routine maintenance

Posted on: December 16th, 2017 by Andy Dowden No Comments

Please note that the e-Learning for Healthcare (e-LfH) Hub will be unavailable from 8:00am on Tuesday 19 December 2017 for a period of one hour. As part of our ongoing commitment to improving the efficiency and performance of the Hub, this update includes database changes and improvements; hence the extended downtime to apply this update.

Apologies for any inconvenience this period of downtime may cause.

e-ELCA Update

Posted on: December 14th, 2017 by Rich Kitchen No Comments

As the new clinical lead for the e-learning programme End of Life Care for All (e-ELCA) I am excited about being involved in the programme, helping to shape its future and tell even more people about this fantastic resource.

The e-learning programme aims to enhance the training and education of the health and social care workforce so that well-informed high-quality care can be delivered by confident and competent staff and volunteers to support people wherever they happen to be.

HospiceUK conference

We had the exciting opportunity of presenting at the HospiceUK conference in Liverpool last month, as well as having a stand for the three-day duration of the conference. The presentation contained a session on how to navigate e-ELCA, as well as a discussion around educational strategies that could maximise its effectiveness (including blended learning).

We met a number of people at our stand as well as directly after the presentation. Many thanks for all of those who came to speak to us. I hope we were able to answer any queries. If you would like to ask anything please contact me at the addresses below.

Recent developments and future plans

e-ELCA comprises over 160 learning sessions. A key element of their quality is regular review. There is an ongoing programme of updating sessions to ensure they are all up-to-date. If you would have an interest in helping with this process then please get in contact with me.

Recent sessions have been updated in the form of 2.13 (Assessing Urgent Situations with Limited Information), 5.6 (Case study in Motor Neurone Disease (MND)) and 5.23 (Framework for End of Life Care in Advanced Kidney Disease. We are also in the process of updating the whole of modules 1 (advance care planning) and 6 (social care).

The new non-invasive ventilation in MND session is now complete and is soon to be uploaded to module 10 of the programme (specialist content). Please keep an eye out for this. Other sessions in development are culturally sensitive palliative and end of life care for lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people, and the Amber Care Bundle.

Alongside this new material, we are determined to utilise our current resources to their maximum effect. With this we are developing a communications strategy to keep you as aware as possible of programme developments. We will be utilising Twitter for this as well as regular updates in the APM bulletin and APM trainee newsletter. Please follow @cmf_elca and @HEE_TEL for regular updates.

Contact

Rich Kitchen
APM e-ELCA lead
Email: richard.kitchen@nhs.net
Twitter: @cmf_elca
Youtube: e-ELCA
e-ELCA URL: https://www.e-lfh.org.uk/programmes/end-of-life-care/

Making Every Contact Count - Five Ways to Wellbeing

Posted on: October 18th, 2017 by Andy Dowden No Comments

Health Education England e-Learning for Healthcare has added a new module – Five Ways to Wellbeing – to its Making Every Contact Count e-learning programme.

In 2008, the New Economics Foundation (NEF) developed the ‘Five Ways to Wellbeing’ framework – a set of evidence-based actions to improve people’s wellbeing. These five actions are:

  • Give
  • Be active
  • Keep learning
  • Connect
  • Take notice.

The Five Ways to Wellbeing e-learning module is for anyone using Making Every Contact Count. It introduces the concept of wellbeing and describes how the Five Ways to Wellbeing can be implemented in a variety of settings to promote it.

On completion of the Five Ways to Wellbeing module learners should be able to define the term “wellbeing” and appreciate the links between wellbeing and health.  The module also provides learners with information about the five ways to wellbeing and how they can be used to promote health and wellbeing.  This module is part of the Making Every Contact Count e-learning programme.

Making Every Contact Count is an approach to behaviour change that utilises the millions of day-to-day interactions that organisations and people have with other people to support them in making positive changes to their physical and mental health and wellbeing.

Making Every Contact Count enables the opportunistic delivery of consistent and concise healthy lifestyle information and enables individuals to engage in conversations about their health at scale across organisations and populations. Drawing on behaviour change evidence, the approach maximises the opportunity within routine health and care interactions for a brief or very brief discussion on health and wellbeing factors.

A Making Every Contact Count interaction takes a matter of minutes and is not intended to add to the busy workloads of healthcare professionals and the wider workforce, rather it is structured to fit into and complement existing professional clinical, care and social engagement approaches.

The wider Making Every Contact Count e-learning programme is designed to support learners in developing an understanding of public health and the factors that impact on a person’s health and wellbeing, emphasising how asking questions and listening effectively to people is a vital role for us all.

To access the free Making Every Contact Count e-learning programme, including the recently added Five Ways to Wellbeing, please click here: https://www.e-lfh.org.uk/programmes/making-every-contact-count/

Updated statutory and mandatory e-learning sessions – now live!

Posted on: October 18th, 2017 by Andy Dowden No Comments

Health Education England e-Learning for Healthcare (HEE e-LfH) has worked with a range of subject matter experts to develop e-learning training sessions, which address the learning outcomes at Level 1 and Level 2 of the UK Core Skills Training Framework (CSTF).  This work is now complete and the e-learning sessions are available for free to all health and social care staff.

The UK CSTF sets out 10 statutory and mandatory training topics for all staff working in health and social care settings. The CSTF includes nationally agreed learning outcomes and training delivery standards.

The statutory and mandatory training has been redesigned as short and interactive e-learning sessions which include scenarios, case studies and knowledge checks. Each session takes about 20 minutes to complete and can be accessed on laptops, tablets and mobiles.

The following e-learning sessions and accompanying eAssessments are now available:

  • Fire Safety and Fire Safety eAssessment – Level 1
  • Equality, Diversity and Human Rights and Equality and Diversity and Human Rights eAssessment – Level 1
  • Health, Safety and Welfare and Health, Safety and Welfare eAssessment – Level 1
  • Infection Prevention and Control and Infection Prevention and Control eAssessment – Levels 1 and 2
  • Conflict Resolution and Conflict Resolution eAssessment – Level 1
  • Moving and Handling – Level 1 and Moving and Handling eAssessment – Levels 1 and 2
  • Data Security Awareness and Data Security Awareness eAssessment – Level 1 (previously listed as Information Governance)
  • Preventing Radicalisation and Preventing Radicalisation eAssessment – Levels 1 and 2
  • Resuscitation and Resuscitation eAssessment – Level 1
  • Resuscitation Adult and Resuscitation Adult eAssessment – Level 2
  • Resuscitation Paediatric and Resuscitation Paediatric eAssessment – Level 2
  • Resuscitation Newborn and Resuscitation Newborn eAssessment – Level 2
  • Safeguarding Adults and Safeguarding Adults eAssessment – Levels 1 and 2
  • Safeguarding Children and Safeguarding Children eAssessment – Levels 1 and 2.

The Data Security Awareness and Data Security Awareness eAssessment – Level 1 are aligned to the new data security standards that came out of the National Data Guardian’s 2016 review.  They therefore meet the requirement for Level 1 staff training in data security.  These resources have been developed as part of a collaborative project with NHS Digital.

The new Safeguarding Children Level 2 course has been updated so its style and format is consistent with the other statutory and mandatory e-learning courses.  This has resulted in a reduction in the number of sessions and the primary and secondary care sessions (previously listed as Level 2a and 2b) have been combined into one session and accompanying eAssessment.

For learners who are confident in any of the subject areas, there is the option to proceed straight to the eAssessment without completing the e-learning session. The training record will be updated with the eAssessment score. However, if a certificate is required as evidence of completion, both the eAssessment and knowledge session need to be completed.

It is the responsibility of individual health and social care employer organisations to ensure their workforce complete the appropriate training to comply with their statutory and mandatory requirements. It is also an employer’s responsibility to determine the best mode of delivering the training, whether that is face-to-face, e-learning or a blended approach.

How to access

To access the free e-learning sessions please follow this link: https://www.e-lfh.org.uk/programmes/statutory-and-mandatory-training/

The new versions of the Statutory and Mandatory sessions now support the AICC communication standard. This allows for remote Learning Management Systems (LMS) to launch the sessions from our content server as if they were loaded locally. Enrolment and tracking of usage is retained at the organisation’s LMS.  If your local LMS supports AICC, please contact our support desk, by emailing support@e-lfh.org.uk, and we will provide you with the relevant links and instructions to set up courses.

 

e-LfH is a Health Education England Programme in partnership with the NHS and Professional Bodies